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01-31-08, 04:00 AM
Hi there, I'm new to road cycling. I'm in my early 40's and come from a dirt bike background. I used to slog a steel framed '89 mtb up and down the local hills to try and keep fit for enduro. Recently my wife started training for triathlon and bought herself a new road bike. Upside was that she bought one for me too. I've had it about three weeks now and absolutely love it. I've done a couple of 50 km bunch rides to get into the swing of things, and a couple of 25 - 30 km mid weekers. I'm looking forward to progressing, and learning what I can from you guys along the way.
01-31-08, 06:02 AM
Hello arjay125, what a great thing for your wife to do! I see she got you an Avanti Giro '07. What did she get for herself?
Welcome to BF!
02-01-08, 03:13 AM
Hi East Hill, she got a Giro too. Matching. The only difference is the missing bar tape and gear shift cap on mine. I dropped it on the 2nd outing, locking the front wheel on an off-camber turn at the bottom of a steep descent in the wet. Live and learn!
02-01-08, 06:54 AM
Hi East Hill, she got a Giro too... Live and learn!
Ooops! At least you did not completely wreck your bike. Cool that she got a Giro too :) . You will both enjoy the ride!
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